Judith A. “Judy” (DeFreitas) Scarpone

September 17, 2019

Judith A. “Judy” (DeFreitas) Scarpone

Judith A. “Judy” (DeFreitas) Scarpone –  in Woburn, September 17th, after a short illness  at eighty four years of age.  Beloved mother of Robert Scarpone, his wife Deborah of Woburn, James Scarpone, his wife Kathleen of NH, Laura Vincent, her husband Greg of Norton and the late Judith Boudreau.  Dear sister of the lateLee Pires.  Cherished “Vovo” of Anthony, Kelly, Gregory, Rachel and sadly the late Joseph. “Great Vovo” of Millie. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, September 20th at 10 a.m.  Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Thursday evening, September 19th, 3 – 7 p.m.

Judith A. “Judy” (DeFreitas) Scarpone, a long time resident of Woburn, passed away Tuesday, September 17th after a very brief illness.

Born in West Roxbury, Judy was the daughter of the late Jose and Mary (Frias) DeFreitas. Raised and educated in East Cambridge, Judy was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School with the Class of 1953.

In 1953 she married her high school sweetheart, and brought four wonderful children into the world. They moved to the West Side of Woburn, where she dedicated herself to raising her children. Once the children were all in school Judy went back to work, on a part time basis. Her creativity and eye for color and design, led her to working with several different florists, making lovely floral pieces that were very charming in there presentation.

A very active woman and not one to ever slow down, she always managed to remain very independent all throughout her lifetime.  Each and every day Judy was up and about, tending to her daily chores.   At home, tending to the yard, and then go out and about picking up her errands or visiting.   During the winter time, Judy enjoyed travelling to Florida with friends and family , or taking trips with her children, on trains, in planes or by car!  They had a ball!

All throughout the years, Judy had a true fondness for animals.  No matter what the children brought through the door, they were welcomed and cared for.  Judy had continued this fondness for animals all throughout her life time,   

Woburn Guild of Artists was an organization that she thoroughly enjoyed, and took great pride in being a member. Her talents were phenomenal on the palate. Again, her eye for color, design, and depth was very evident in her artistry. Animals, landscapes, oceans, or even portraits, she did it all, beautifully!

“Vovo” to her grandchildren, all shared a very special relationship, individually and all together!  Her passing came rather unexpectedly, and through the last several weeks, her family was right by her side.

Sadly, Judy was predeceased by her parents, daughter Judy Boudreau, sister Lee Freias and grandson Joseph.

She is lovingly survived by her beloved children Robert Scarpone, his wife Deborah of Woburn, James Scarpone, his wife Kathleen of NH, Laura Vincent, her husband Greg of Norton.  Cherished “Vovo” of Anthony, Kelly, Gregory, Rachel.. “Great Vovo” of Millie. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, September 20th at 10 a.m.  Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Thursday evening, September 19th, 3 – 7 p.m.

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, September 20th at 10 a.m.  Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Thursday evening, September 19th, 3 – 7 p.m.

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  1. I remember Judith very well. In the days I was President her and I would talk often and I would value her artistic opinions. As said about her artistry and love of the arts “She did it all, beautifully!” Everyone liked her at WGA.
    I am sorry about her loss. Our deepest respects and prayers goes to friends and family.

  2. Valeria Vincent Sancisi

    My condolences to Laurie, dear Sister in Law, her children Gregory and Rachel, (Nephew and Niece), my brother Gregory Vincent, Husband of Laurie, and all Laurie’s Family for a loss of a vivacious, strong and talented woman. Being on the West Coast, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit with Laurie’s Family and Judith in Nantucket for Gregory’s wedding with my sister Amoreena. It was wonderful to share the joy of the occasion, and get to visit with Judith who I hadn’t seen since Laurie and Greg’s wedding! An era has passed. Love to you all.

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